UPDATE: Barnstaple rape suspect remanded in custody

Suspect to appear at crown court next month

A BARNSTAPLE man appeared in court yesterday (Monday) charged with rape following an alleged incident in the Whiddon Valley area of the town at the weekend.

Glyn Thompson, 38, is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 25-year-old local woman at around 3am on Sunday.

Thompson was remanded in custody at North Devon Magistrates yesterday and is to appear at Exeter Crown Court on March 8 for a preliminary hearing.

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